Many of us are going to be getting for the July 4th weekend. For so many of us this means getting together with friends and family and enjoying their company around an outdoor grill. Grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs, steaks, veggies, and other goodies is certainly the way many of us pass the holiday. We will highlight many of our favorites that so many of us enjoy over the years. We like to plan out our menu with items that typically will be on sale during this weekend. For us that means stocking up on extra soda, potato chips, a brisket or two, and a few other goodies. Here are a few recipes that will be making an appearance at our table sometime over this weekend.
Better than KFC Cole Slaw – we love this recipe, you can make it a day or two ahead of time and enjoy it when you like. You can use pre-packaged shredded cabbage to help save time, or you can buy fresh cabbage and chop it up yourself.
Kenny Rogers BBQ Sauce – this goes well on either chicken or beef. Best of all you can make this recipe ahead of time, and use it when you are ready.
Jell-O Poke Cake – This can be made as a double layer cake or you can make this as a 13 x 9 rectangular cake. We suggest that if you are feeling festive you can use a red and blue Jell-O for patriotic colors.
We had recently spent a long weekend in New Jersey with several trips into NYC. I had the pleasure of taking one of my dearest friends there, and meeting with my favorite Russian family. I was fortunate enough to get one of their Gefilte fish recipe, so be looking for a recipe for gefilte fish soon. I have a couple of pot luck dinners coming up, so I know what I am serving up. We also did manage to have some cheesecake at Junior’s, of which we have a recipe for here. It was excellent to have a New York Style Cheesecake in New York City. We also had hot dogs at Nathan’s. It certainly feels like we ate our way across Manhattan. We look forward to sharing more of our visit up there with you in the future.
Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Weekend!
The CopyKat Crew